GDT – Oilers 6, Predators 1 – Oct 12, 2009 – Game 5

By , October 12, 2009 10:41 am
GDT - Edmonton Oilers / Nashville Predators

GDT - Edmonton Oilers / Nashville Predators

PRE-GAME RANT

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I won’t be around today, but as usual, feel free to talk about the game before, during and after in this post. I’ll be leaving for Thanksgiving dinner #2 later this afternoon.

Tonight’s game starts at 6PM and is televised on Sportsnet.

The Oilers are coming off a win over the Canadiens on Saturday. While the Oilers were pretty strong through the 2nd period, they could barely hang on to the lead, drawing attention from Coach Pat Quinn. “In the first four games, we’ve given up points in the last minute of two games… again, the last shift of the second period,” Quinn said. “That’s when you have to get mentally tough. That’s when you don’t lose the battles. That’s not the time for pretty stuff. Keep what you got. It’s like the old pool hustlers. It’s not what you make, it’s what you save. When you’re leaving ducks out there for the other guy to ram home, Fast Eddie is going to reach in your pocket.”

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